Naoyuki Shimizu

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Naoyuki Shimizu
Naoyuki Shimizu on May 5, 2010.jpg
Born: (1975-11-24) November 24, 1975 (age 39)
Kyoto, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
April 1, 2000 for the Chiba Lotte Marines
Olympic medal record
Men's Baseball
Bronze Athens 2004 Team Competition
World Baseball Classic
Gold 2006 San Diego Team Competition

Naoyuki Shimizu (清水 直行 Shimizu Naoyuki?, born November 24, 1975) is a professional baseball player from Kyoto, Japan. He is a starting pitcher for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.

He attended Hōtoku Gakuen High School.[1] He joined the Japanese Olympic baseball team for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal.[2] He also played with the Japanese national team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.[3] Tragedy struck in January 2008 when Shimizu's wife died.[citation needed]

After ten seasons with the Chiba Lotte Marines from 2000 to 2009, Shimizu became a free agent and signed with the Yokohama BayStars. His career numbers with the Marines were 93 wins against 85 losses, with a career 4.02 ERA, tossing 38 complete games and nine shutouts.


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  2. ^ "Naoyuki Shimizu Biography and Statistics". Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  3. ^ "World Baseball Classic: Japan". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 

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